|Japanese Name||スタピー, Stapy|
|Family||Papa Star (father), Mama Star (mother), Starfy (brother)|
|Affiliates||Moe, Old Man Lobber|
|First Appearance||Densetsu no Starfy 3|
|Latest Appearance||The Legendary Starfy|
“Anyway, I'm Starfy's sister. Hi, everyone! Some people ask me if it's tough being Starfy's sis. And I tell them that the toughest part is fighting all the bad guys while Starfy takes naps!”
—Starly, The Legendary Starfy
Starly (known as Stapy in Japan) is Starfy's younger sister and a major character in The Legendary Starfy series. She is usually quite rude and always pushes Moe and Starfy to their limits to do something, although more responsible than Starfy. Only she can perform Crawls, Wall Jumps, Low Spins and the Pufftop Barrier Spill ability.
After Ogura escapes Pufftop, Starly interrupts Papa Star and Moe's conversation. Moe had never seen Starly before, so she introduced herself as Starfy's younger sister. Eventually she decides to join Starfy and Moe on their quest to find Ogura. She then pushes them both to the sea and jumps to join them.
After Mattel tells Starfy and friends about the trouble at the Amiy Kingdom, Starly talks about Ruby to Moe. She was most likely trying convince him to help her and Starfy save the Amiy Kingdom to impress Ruby. Later, all three of them return to the sea.
In the Nintendo fighting game Super Smash Bros. Brawl for Wii, Starly appears as both a collectable trophy and sticker (then referred to by the official romanization of her Japanese name, as "Stapy"). According to the Japanese version of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, she speaks using the Kansai dialect. For the North American version, this was changed to say "Kansai accent".
Densetsu no Stafy 3 (Japan only)
|Stafy's younger sister, known for her jumbo pink ribbon, and princess of a floating kingdom. Stapy has a bold nature that contrasts her reserved brother. Though she is younger, Stapy is often the spark that motivates the sometimes spineless Stafy. Only Stapy can perform Wall Jumps, High Hats, and High Hat Spin Jumps. For an unknown reason, Stapy has a Kansai accent.|
In The Legendary Starfy, players can join one another, one of them playing as Starly. Starly has special moves players playing as Starfy cannot learn or use, such as jumping off of walls. She appears smaller (in-game) than Starfy, and is always seen wearing her pink bow. To access playing as Starly, Moe will ask Starfy if he wants Starly to join them. Players can also choose to "be" Starly via the select button to change the character shown in the Stuff menu, though this will not change the actual character in game.
Starly is featured in a mini-game called "Dumpling Master". She and the player make dumplings to give to Starfy, who then feeds them to Moe. She also makes 2 small appearances in other mini-games. One is after the results are shown for "Coin Slinger". Starly can be seen in the audience of stars. Another is in Fishing Derby. She puts bait in the water and Moe comes. Starly will be the only pink one wearing her signature bow!
After defeating the last boss, a new world will open up. It is Pufftop, and the player character is Starly in this world.
The Legendary Starfy toy description
"It's Starfy's boisterous and bubbly younger sister! Gotta love that bow! Starly isn't naturally a fighter, she's more of--no, actually, she's a fighter!" (#097)
- In Densetsu no Starfy 3 and Densetsu no Starfy 4 Starly's bow is always on her left side, but in The Legendary Starfy it flips when she turns.
- She shares the same English name as a Pokémon.
- She has never had her exclusive abilities taught to her by the same character twice.
- In Densetsu no Starfy 4 Starfy can wear her bow in the Stuff.
- In The Legendary Starfy she does not forget how to use her exclusive abilities.
- She looks similar to the Pufftop Kids in terms of color.
- Starly's name in South Korea is '스타핑' (revised romanization: Seutaping).
Official Wall Jump artwork from Densetsu no Starfy 3.
Official Crawling artwork from Densetsu no Starfy 3.
Official Pufftop Barrier artwork from Densetsu no Starfy 3.